Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Big Pet Peeve Of FLG

This post reminded me of something.

I hate it when people, and let's be honest they're almost always on the Right, accuse other people of being Marxists when they have never read Marx to know what he was actually saying. In particular, and as I've mentioned previously, Marx wasn't anti-capitalist per se. He saw lots of benefits from capitalism. He just thought it ought not and wouldn't be an end state.

I understand some of the confusion because many people whom we call Marxists and were influenced by Marx (Lenin, Mao, sundry college professors) ignored the pro-capitalist parts because they wanted to bring forth the revolution RIGHT NOW!

1 comment:

Withywindle said...

Lots of benefits from capitalism? Umm ... dehumanizing, making the poor poorer ... as a first approximation, "Marx didn't like capitalism" seems reasonable to me.

 
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